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Reference Number 14854
Position Title Physiotherapist (Community) | Full Time | Perth
Employment Type Full Time
Division Juniper Community
Region Juniper Community
Position Summary

What's on offer:

  • Annual salary $76,000 - $97,000 p.a commensurate with experience
  • Salary sacrifice $15,900 p/a
  • Use of a Juniper pool vehicle
  • Employment within a growing sector

Juniper Community has a vacancy for an experienced Physiotherapist to be part of the Community Allied Health team. This full time role covers both community home visits with elderly clients in their own homes, office based administration and also the running of a Day Therapy program one day a week in Karrinyup. 

Predominantly you will be engaged to visit our community based clients (65yrs +) to undertake initial in home assessments, dementia specific assessments and interventions, develop appropriate care plans, therapy and exercise programs as well as identifying necessary equipment, modifications or aids. One day a week you will run the Day Therapy Program in Karrinyup conducting assessments, reviews and running individual and group exercise programs. 

The ability to quickly develop rapport with our clients, liaise with relevant health professionals, family members and undertake all documentation within agreed timeframes will be critical to your success. On offer for the successful candidate is a permanent position working 75 hours per fortnight.

Key Responsibilities of this role: 

  • Assess and evaluate Physiotherapy needs and develop care plans that support the maintenance or restoration of our clients’ independence.
  • Assess, develop, implement and evaluate individual and group physiotherapy needs in a day therapy setting.
  • Ongoing review and evaluation of care plans and therapy programs to ensure the needs of the client are being met.
  • Maintain records, information and complete documentation within the designated time frames.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with clients, colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Supervision and effective leadership of Therapy staff.
  • Ensure compliance with Occupational, Safety and Health requirements including appropriate Injury Risk Management.

The Skills, Knowledge and Experience required:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and current AHPRA Registration.
  • Previous experience working in a community setting will be highly regarded.
  • Ability to relate to elderly clients with empathy whilst working effectively with other health professionals and service providers.
  • Demonstrated success working in an aged care setting including experience in home assessment and equipment prescription.
  • Experience in the development and delivery of therapy based programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication.  
  • Knowledge of community based programs and a flexible approach to work.

Juniper is a leading provider of care, accommodation and support services for older Western Australians. We are a values driven, community benefit organisation that excels in social enterprise for the benefit of all people. Our response to increasing need encompasses a strong presence throughout metropolitan Perth and in the Kimberley, Mid-West, Wheatbelt, South West and Great Southern regions, giving us one of the largest care footprints in Australia. We believe in celebrating life, and strive to add value to the communities in which we operate, where our staff and volunteers work to deliver our Vision and Mission. 

People of all ages are encouraged to apply. Juniper may commence the recruitment process prior to the advertised closing date.

 

Selection Criteria Essential: This position is community based and will require regular travel throughout the Perth Metropolitan area. Are you comfortable with travelling both north and south of the river?
Essential: When are you available to commence in a new position? (i.e. provide a date or number of weeks notice)
Essential: Please detail your expected salary
Contact Person Gail Marley
Contact Number (08) 9240 0318
Alternate Contact Person Megan Hayes
Alternate Contact Number
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